Monday, 6 May 2013

RP No 135 25mm GB Viking Command, Blog Givaway's & A New Range!


Bloody hell that's some title!!!!!
Anyway firstly, more of my plastic Gripping Beast command stands. I like the first one the best, I've always liked this flag, perhaps because it reminds me of bacon???






Seb over at Back to the Minis is having a massive blog giveaway this week, he's already announced two lots of prizes, so get on over to his blog and sign up for some free goodies. Here Seb 1 and here Seb 2.
The second blog givaway is over on Burkhard's blog, dhcwargamesblog. Burkhard's also celebrating a blog birthday and other blog milestones as well. Check out his blog, you may win yourself a book. I'm after the 1815 Waterloo book....fingers crossed!!!!











Lastly fellow blogger Mark, better known as The Wilde Goose, is releasing a new range of figures over on his new blog Orinoco Miniatures. He showed me a few pics when we met up at Salute in April and now they're up on his site. He's releasing figures for Wars of the South American Liberation, his first release will be the British Legion, followed by Spanish Regulars and Gran Columbian/Patriot Infantry. Check out the figures, they're very nice!!!

66 comments:

  1. Smashing work, Ray!

    I have my eye on Burkhard's Waterloo book, too, so get your mitts off! However, I could let you have it for a negotiated amount, if I do win ;-)

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  2. Great looking command bases there Ray!!

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  3. I'm really enjoying these Vikings Ray. Did you make all these flags as well?

    I saw you at Sebs place asking for those Blood Bowl figures. I think they would look great in a dio with some of your Essex figures. You could start a whole new genre of gaming :)

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    1. Yep, I made all the flags!! As for Seb's prize, you never know Anne!!

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  4. Fantastic...looking so fierce!!
    Phil.

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  5. Great looking stuff there Ray. I'm always tempted by Saga.

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  6. Yep, they look good. And I'm also after the Waterloo book.
    Cheers

    Seb

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  7. Great painting and basing Ray.

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  8. Great attention to detail Ray. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bacon!

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  9. Nice Flags Ray. Everyone loves bacon. For future reference Black and Purple are INCREDIBLY hard to dye using dark age technology in Europe. So black cloth would be VERY rare indeed check out how much "black" was used on the Bayoux Tapestry for example.

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  10. Very nice vikings Ray !!!

    best regards Michael

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  11. Very very nice work on the command stands Ray!

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  12. Great work on those Vikings!

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  13. Another set of very nice looking Viking stands Ray!

    Christopher

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  14. Great looking command bases - and the flags are superb. I like the idea of a Bacon-Inspired band of Vikings!
    Miles

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  15. Great figures especially the shield patterns and look of the chainmail

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  16. Nice job on the figures. I think all of the flags are really cool.

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  17. Mmmm, bacon :)

    That second flag looks like a pigeon...

    ...never tried pigeon tho...

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    1. Nor me and I'm not sure I really want to either???

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    2. Pigeon is quite tasty, a bit like a cross between liver and chicken. You just don't get much of it!

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  18. Very nice command stands there.

    Good look on the Waterloo book, I'm reading it at the moment

    Ian

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  19. Good stuff Ray. Are the first batch of shields free-hand?

    FMB

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    1. Only the plain red and the blue and red ones are hand painted.

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  20. Sweet looking Vikings Ray, me likes em...

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  21. Nice looking bunch. Some pretty expressive faces on the figures. And as usual I love the banners.

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  22. Bacon...English for meat candy! ;)
    The units look really nice. You really should check out selling your flags, they look fanastic. It may not make you rich, but I bet it would aid in recruiting MORE unpainted minions!

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  23. Beautiful job on these. Flags are excellent and I love the work on the shields.

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  24. Great paint job. But when the first flag reminds you of bacon, what is the second????
    Maybe some advertising for some dark age "Norwegian fried chicken"???
    Wondeful models...

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  25. Thank you for the mention, Ray. The Waterloo book seems to be the all round favourite right... Lets see who gets it.

    Regarding the Vikings (and what you said in the previous post)... I did not mind the assembly too much, but I felt the undercuts on the chainmail were bad, so I ended up resculpting most of it.

    But you did a bleeping fine job on the paintjob here!

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    1. The thing that bothered me the most was the heads were cast on the sprue on the top of their helmet, so when you cut them off you had to muck around trying to get the helmet looking nice. Why wasn't the head connected by the bottom of the neck????

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  26. Nice work but not all you're own I hear, Postie did the shields he says!

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    1. Don't take any notice what Postie says???????

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  27. Great looking command stands - all of the banners are cool. Best, Dean

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  28. Very nice stands ! Congratulations !

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  29. Great work, Boss. BTW, the stone on the base in picture 1-3 reminds me of a Porterhouse Steak!

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  30. Great command stands and your banners are the cherry on top! If I ever go to war, I'm going to ring in and ask you to make my side a flag or banner. Maybe with boobs. ;-)

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  31. Your vikings look incredible, Ray, and the banners are real winners!

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  32. Another batch of great looking figures Ray and your flags are outstanding.

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  33. I think I'm a fan of this bacon flag.

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  34. Great Viking command stands Ray! The wild boar flag is a real winner.

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  35. I like these command stands. They look awesome. I also like bacon but I did not let my love for all things bacon flavoured sway my opinion.
    Cheers

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  36. Nice work on this command unit.. love the banners especially!

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  37. Lovely stuff. Especially the flags!

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  38. love the banners and the little shields, Ray!

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  39. These dudes kick some major butt, Ray. As always, I'm a huge fan of the flags. Great job.

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  40. Fantastic vikings, Ray. I´m also watching that "Orinoco Miniatures"; it is a period very interesting for me.

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    1. It is an unusual period, but very interesting!

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  41. Those are great and the pictures are fantastic. Very cool.

    PS: I don't know what Bug was thinking, but she wasn't in trouble at the time, so it can't be that.

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  42. Ray. I got completely distracted by bacon. Now that is all I can think about...and I know that I have a pound of salty, greasy thick sliced bacon in my fridge...you see where my morning is going now, don't you?

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  43. Lovely paintjob and those flags (and shields) look fantastic.

    Regards,
    Matt

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